Which dog breed was owned and loved by Helen Keller?



10 clues to help you guess:


1. Independent-thinking and hard-wired

2. Quiet and fastidious

3. Wary of strangers

4. Alert expression - erect ears and dark, shining eyes show this

5. In Japan they are venerated as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness and long life

6. Ancient Japanese lineage; Breed was developed in the early 17th c in northern Japan

7. Helen Keller (1880-1968) brought the first of this breed to the US, a gift she received while visiting Japan

8. In WWII, returning GOs brought this breed back from the Pacific

9. Share their silly, affectionate side w family and friends

10. Courageous, dignified, profoundly loyal



Answer: Akita

Sources:

https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/akita/

https://www.google.com/search?q=helen+keller+dates&oq=helen+keller+dates&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l2.8613j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Image of puppy: https://www.dogster.com/dog-breeds/akita

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